Sunday, September 21, 2008

An Inspiration and a Haunting!

What inspires you on this table??I was inspired by the brown dishes - particularly the darker brown one. I knew the Guide Lines set by PapertreyInk would be perfect for this. I stamped the grid line and then the flower inside each block. I colored in the petals of each flower with a Prismacolor marker. I cut both circles with my nestabilities and layered them to the Swiss Dot cuttled panel with foam dimensionals. I punched the leaves (Martha Stewart) and the sentiment (Designer label -SU) and attached them to the card.
I layered these pretty coordinating Prima flowers and attached a brass flower brad to hold them together. I also added some punched leaves behind them.
Another fun inspiration Stef!! Be sure to check out the Inspiration Challenges every Saturday morning over on Split Coast. They really do 'inspire'!

Stamps: Guide Lines & Out on a Limb Sentiments: PTI,
Paper: CLose to Cocoa: SU, Bazzill Brown, Vintage Cream: PTI
Ink: Close to Cocoa: SU, Dark Chocolate: PTI
Accessories: Brown satin ribbon, Prima Sprites Brown, flower brad: Making Memories, leaf punch: Martha Stewart, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Folder, Nestability Circles, foam dimensionals
Techniques: Dry embossing

My haunting card was made for the featured stamper challenge on Split Coast which happens every Sunday. This weeks featured stamper is E3Stamper - Shannon has lots of super cards to inspire us so be sure and check out her gallery! I chose this card to case today. I changed the stamps, did the ribbon differently and didn't use brads.

This fun Halloween set is from H&M Stamps called Fright Night.

I cuttled the back panel with the Forest Branches folder. The scalloped frame is cut with nestabilities. I distressed the edges of the DP and image. The designer paper is a fun Halloween piece by Flair designs Spellbound collection. I used the designer label punch by SU for the sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming by - I hope you are all have a wonderful weekend - it has been gorgeous sunny weather here in New England!

Stamps: Fright Night: H&M Stamps
Paper: apricot appeal, basic black, vintage violet: SU, white: PTI, DP: Flair Designs - Spellbound Collection - going batty
Ink: onyx black versafine, buckaroo blue, old olive: SU
Accessories: sponge, distresser: Heidi Swapp, foam dimensionals, designer label punch, circle punch, rectangle nestabilities, cuttlebug, forest branches folder, striped grosgrain ribbon: SU, Prismacolor markers


Sue said...

wonderful cards this morning Julia! That DP in the first one looks like one of those plates!

I love those halloween house stamps too! Cute!

Shirley said...

What a cute card! I love the verse and the colors too!

Shirley said...

Duh Me! and this comment is for the very top card, which is just lovely. You can tell you loved the plate and boy what a great job you did on the card and the flower is just beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful cards, Julia....I love the inspiration card with the gorgeous colors and the Halloween card is just too are having too much fun today!!!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards, love them both!

Lauri said...

So pretty! I especially love the prima flowers! By the way, I tagged you on my blog...check it out when you have a chance!!

~amy~ said...

Love them Julia...your inspiration card is super gorgeous!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is such a fun, awesome Halloween card with such wonderful colors and details.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, your card for the inspiration challenge is beautiful. Love the monochromatic scheme, the awesome scalloped circle and great textures and design.

Lisa said...

Hi Julie, Thanks for stopping by my blog..lovely to hear from you.

I love this latest creation, the plates and mugs are fantastic and your really have captured them beautifully.

And who can resist a little halloween fun!!!

Lauren said...

Great cards! Love the inspiration piece.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards Julia! Your inspiration piece card is beautiful~ I love how you stamped the grid and flowers! I thought it was dp!

Catherine said...

love both cards, Julia =)

Kim said...

Love your cards! That was the same plate that caught my eye right away before I even went on to read!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are wonderful! I love the inspiration card w/ its beautiful corsage arrangement and circular backdrop. The haunted house card is such a fun Halloween card. Great colors and fun images.

Rhonda said...

Wonderful cards! I am playing catch up and just saw this post. You did a fabulous job. Where did you find those plates? They are fabulous and look just like something that would come from Papertrey Ink! The Grid Lines goes very well. Thanks for sharing.